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Receptions & Happy Hours

NADA Show Receptions and Happy Hours

Get to know your fellow attendees, make new connections and have fun at our networking receptions and happy hours at this year’s NADA Show. 

Tuesday, February 9, 5pm – 6pm EST

NADA Show 2021 Opening Night Receptions 

Kick off the highly anticipated NADA Show 2021 at these interactive events. Attendees can network and engage with one another in one or more of the four virtual reception rooms. Each room hosts a different theme and activities, offering tons of ways to connect and have fun with fellow attendees in this virtual environment.

Opening Night Reception Breakout Rooms: 

NADA Academy Alumni & NextGen Reception

hosted by NADA Academy, NADAPAC & NADA Legislative Affairs

Please Join us for the annual NADA Academy Alumni Reception celebrating the first day of NADA Show 2021. During this reception we’ll honor distinguished Academy alumni and announce the winners of the NADA Academy Experience Contest, which showcases the lives and legacies of graduates who embody the mission of NADA academic excellence and leadership. See the three finalist videos for the Academy Experience finalists, welcome 2020 graduates into the alumni club, vote for Academy instructor doppelgangers, play academy trivia and live chat with the Academy Team! Recruit your fellow Academy classmates and join NADA to celebrate your common experience and reconnect with friends.

Whiskey & Automotive Trivia Happy Hour

sponsored by Work Truck Solutions 

Do you know your cars, trucks, EVs, and autonomous vehicle trivia? Attend and win! Bring your favorite whiskey (or drink of choice) and join us for our Commercial Business Automotive Trivia Game Show and Happy Hour. Don’t miss your chance to win awesome prizes like an RV Camping Vacation, Virtual Whiskey Tasting Experience, and more! Meet other leaders in the industry and get to know the team specialists at Work Truck Solutions. Jim Press, former COO of Toyota North America, will join us for the night to talk about major growth opportunities in 2021. 

Work Truck Solutions has almost a decade of experience helping over 1,000 dealers across the country generate significant success with commercial sales. Don't forget to visit our booth, watch our video, and visit our website if you want to get a leg up on some of the trivia questions.

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Blingo Bingo

Having taken London by storm with consistently sold out shows, Grandma Flash and her 87-year-old love interest, DJ Harry Spelvin, have turned their attention to delivering you an unconventional, hilarious bingo experience full of 90s Hip Hop, granny dancing and pure laughs, plus some very unique prizes! Sign in early to get access to your bingo card and prepare to be entertained! 

Note: Please ensure you have the latest version of zoom downloaded to participate.

Flavor Explorers

Do you have a magic nose? Can you overcome a flavor sensory overload? Can sound make your food taste better? Come along for a journey of flavor discovery as we baffle your taste buds, challenge your senses and find your very own flavor profile. To participate you will need to have the following items handy:

  • One bar of dark chocolate (8 pieces)
  • One lemon 
  • One packet of salty chips or crackers 

Join us for this fun diversion of scents, sounds and laughs!

Note: Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded to participate.

Wednesday, February 10, 5pm – 6pm EST

Networking Happy Hours

Unwind after a long day networking and learning by joining one of our NADA Show virtual happy hours. Each reception or happy hour is unique and exciting. 

Women Driving Auto Retail Happy Hour

Sponsored by Ally and CarGurus, this first-ever virtual Women Driving Auto Retail event will showcase insights from women who are shaping auto retail in the industry today and connect with industry-leading women creating opportunities for the next generation. 

At this interactive session, Kathy Ruble, executive director of Auto Marketing, Ally, will welcome mother-daughter team Grené and Juanita Baranco, of Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, to share insights on attracting more women to the industry and fostering an inclusive environment at the dealership at the panel discussion, “Attracting More Women to Auto Retail: A Conversation with Two Industry Leaders.” Learn more about this limited-capacity event.  

NADA PAC’s 2021 Virtual NextGen Reception —Beers and Bureaucracy: The Political Future Ahead 

Please join us as we bring happy hour to the homes of NextGen leaders in the retail auto and truck industries. Brewmaster Jason Taylor will kick off the event, revealing the tightly held secrets behind brewing your favorite beer. Liam Donovan of Bracewell LLP, a true Washington insider, will follow to discuss what you should be preparing for under four years of President Biden’s administration.

Note: Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded to participate.

Gamers Delight Happy Hour

In this true interactive paradise, you’ll play a variety of games from behind your screen. Put your thinking caps on and make sure you are ready to get moving with this hilarious and entertaining gameshow! Winner of the final round will win one free registration, one free guest registration and one three-night hotel stay for NADA Show 2022 in Las Vegas.

Note: Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded to participate.

Thursday, February 11, 4:30pm – 5pm EST

NADA Show 2021 Closing Reception (on the Main Stage)

Close out our first-ever virtual NADA Show with a bang at the NADA Show Closing Reception. Patrick Sieben, an NADA favorite at Shows in Las Vegas, will join as for a rockin’ virtual reception to celebrate a successful NADA Show 2021. Patrick and his band travel to perform original and cover songs for audiences around the world and frequently entertain members of the U.S. military. After the workshops, franchise meetings and Main Stage events are over and the Expo Hall has closed, the Show continues! 

See the full schedule of events and register today for NADA Show 2021.

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